Harms was named a first-team All-American, while Dixon was named to the Second Team
Minnesota ended the season at 27-8
After falling in the first set, Minnesota won the next three
Minnesota takes on Purdue at Mackey Arena on Friday
The duo mark the 15th-straight year a Gopher has been named All-Region
Gopher Volleyball player appeared on 1500 ESPN.
CAREER NOTES: First Team All-American as a senior and named a unanimous All-Big Ten selection three-time Big Ten Player of the Week as a senior.
2012 SENIOR SEASON: First Team All-American as a senior and named a unanimous All-Big Ten selection led the Gophers in kills at the James Madison Invitational Opened her senior season with a match-high 18 kills against James Madison added 14 kills in a three-set victory over Appalachian State (8/25) named to the Diet Coke Classic All-Tournament team had a match-high 18 kills and a career-best .824 hitting percentage in LIU Brooklyn win (8/31) added nine kills in the Miami (OH) match and another 10 in the Albany win (9/1) reached season high 24 kills, 13 digs and three block assists in the win against Texas (9/6) named the Big Ten Player of the week (9/10) when she had 36 kills and averaged 4.50 kps against the Longhorns led the team with 15 digs to defeat NDSU (9/10), while establishing two block assists and 12 kills led the team with 13 kills and nine block assists in the Dayton victory (9/14) had a game-high 17 kills and 13 digs against Kansas State (9/14) had a double double in the Tulsa match en route to all-tournament team honors (9/15) led the team with eight digs and a match-high 17 kills against Illinois (9/21) led the tean with 19 kills in the victory over Northwestern (9/23) named Big Ten Player of the Week after the Big Ten Opener tied a team-high 14 kills and nine digs in the win over Ohio State (9/28) led the team with 13 kills and two aces against Penn St. (9/29) held a match-high 20 kills and tied a career high of three aces in the victory over the Wolverines (10/3) had a match-high 23 kills, along with eight digs and two aces against Michigan State (10/6) had a double double with 15 kills, one ace, and 11 digs in the Iowa victory (10/12) produced 13 kills, 12 digs and one ace against the Cornhuskers (10/14) had seven kills, one assist, two aces and five digs against Wisconsin (10/17) earned her ninth double double of the season with 15 kills and 10 digs against Purdue (10/20) registered a match-high 19 kills, tied her career-high three aces against Northwestern (10/26) contributed a double double with 17 kills and 12 digs in the sweep over Illinois (10/28) named Big Ten Player of the Week after her Northwestern/Illinois weekend when she hit .443 and 6.00 kps earned a double double when she led the team with 17 kills and had 12 digs in the victory over Ohio State (11/4) led the team with 16 kills and made it a double-double with 13 digs against Michigan State (11/9), also earned a career high of four service aces had 13 kills and led the team with 12 digs in Cornhuskers win (11/16) had 12 kills, two aces and six digs in the sweep over Iowa (11/17) led the team in kills with 12 and service aces with three against Wisconsin (11/21), also added three block assists had the game high of 16 kills and made it a double-double by adding the game high of 11 digs in the sweep over Indiana (11/24) tied a match-high 12 kills and added 12 digs in NCAA First Round had 14 kills, seven digs and an ace in the Second Round win over Creighton (12/1) had a double double in Regional Purdue win (15 kills, 10 digs) led the team in kills (17) and attempts (57) in her last career match against Penn State in the Elite Eight NCAA game (12/8).
2011 JUNIOR SEASON: Ranked third on the team in kills (305), kills per set (2.82) and total attempts (834) registered 11 kills with a hitting percentage of .348 with two digs and blocks against USC (8/26) in five sets had 16 kills, hit .519 against Oregon (8/27) set a then career-high with 17 kills against Texas (9/2) with a .441 hitting percentage also had four digs, one assist, an ace and a block collected 12 digs, four kills and an assist in a win against Texas (9/3) recorded eight digs, five kills and a block in three sets against Kansas (9/10) had 11 kills for an impressive .667 hitting percentage in three sets against Middle Tennessee (9/17) had three kills and a block against Marquette (9/18) against Northwestern (9/25), had a season-best six blocks to go along with six kills, one dig and one assist in five sets against Michigan (10/7), recorded a double double with 19 kills and 12 digs and had four blocks and two kill assists recorded 15 kills (hit .353), two digs, two blocks and an ace in a three game sweep over Michigan State (10/8) recorded a double double with 10 kills and 11 digs against Iowa (10/14) also had three blocks, two kill assists and two aces played in five sets against Nebraska (10/15) with 14 kills, nine digs, and three blocks registered her third double double of the season with 13 kills and 10 digs and a block against Wisconsin (10/19) against then No. 3 Illinois (10/29), had five kills, five digs, two blocks and an ace in five sets against Penn State (11/4) had 10 kills, nine digs, and an assist had 10 kills, nine digs, two assists and one block against Ohio State (11/5) recorded 10 kills, seven digs and two blocks against Michigan State (11/9) registered another double double with 13 kills, 12 digs against Michigan (11/13) in three sets, had two kills, three aces, two digs and a block against Nebraska (11/16) racked up eight kills, three blocks and two digs against Iowa (11/19) registered nine kills against Wisconsin (11/23) finished the regular season with five kills, two digs and a block in a win against Indiana (11/25) had seven kills in the first round match-up against North Dakota State (12/2) had the best game of her career in the come-from-behind win over Washington during the second round of NCAAs (12/3) established career-highs with 29 kills and 24 digs against the Huskies her 29 kills led the match, while her 24 digs tied for a team high hit .356 with 29 kills, eight errors in 59 attempts, one attempt shy of tying a career highhad 14 kills and 12 digs in the Regional Semitfinal match against Iowa State (12/9).
2010 SOPHOMORE SEASON: Appeared in 96 of 129 sets after sitting out three matches due to an ankle injury averaged 1.72 kps, 1.48 dps, and 0.57 blps collected a total of 165 kills, 142 digs, and 55 blocks ended the season with an overall hitting percentage of .257 (165-57-421) had the fifth highest kill total on the team tied for a team-high 19 service aces had one kill, one assist, and two digs on Aug. 27 in the first match of the season against Denver on Aug. 28 tallied two kills in seven swings for a .286 hitting percentage against Stony Brook boasted a hitting percentage of .389 (9-2-18) with nine kills against No. 20 Dayton on Sept. 4 at the Diet Coke Classic also had one assist, one service ace, one block assist, and four digs against Dayton tallied four assists and seven kills in 13 swings for a .308 hitting percentage against NC Central on Sept. 10 had six kills, eight digs, and two block assists in four sets against Delaware on Sept. 11 hit .444 (4-0-9) against Duke on Sept. 11 in the last match of the Duke Invitational hit .600 with seven kills and only one error in 10 attempts against UC Santa Barbara on Sept. 17 also had five block assists in the match had six kills and one service ace against San Diego State on Sept. 18 tallied two kills, one service ace, two digs and five total blocks in the USD/San Diego State Tournament final match against No. 23 San Diego collected a career-high three service aces against Michigan State on Sept. 24 also had three kills, one dig, and one block in the match on Sept. 25, hit .319 (8-2-19) for eight kills and tallied two digs and three block assists hit an impressive .414 (14-2-29) with 14 kills, one service ace, seven digs, and two block assists in the match against Purdue on Oct. 1 collected eight kills, two assists, two service aces, eight digs, and three blocks against Indiana on Oct. 3 had three digs and one block assist while hitting .462 (8-2-13) against Iowa on Oct. 6 had three kills and four blocks in the four-set loss to No. 24 Northwestern on Oct. 10 on Oct. 15 against No. 9 Penn State tallied one kill, one assist, and one block had one kill and one assist against Ohio State the next day hit a season-best .600 (12-0-20) with 12 kills and no errors in the four set victory over Wisconsin on Oct. 24 collected eight kills, two service aces, 11 digs and one block against Iowa on Oct. 27 on Oct. 29, had four digs against No. 24 Northwestern hit .467 (8-1-15) with eight kills and only one error against No. 16 Michigan on Nov. 12 also had eight digs and two block assists in the contest collected five kills, one assist, nine digs, and two blocks against Michigan State on Nov. 13 on Nov. 19, tallied three kills, five digs and two blocks against Wisconsin had eight kills, three service aces, ten digs, and one block against No. 9 Illinois on Nov. 20 to help win the match tallied nine kills, two service aces, nine digs, and one block against Ohio State on Nov. 26 posted 12 kills, two service aces, 13 digs, and three block assists in the five-set win against No. 7 Penn State on Nov. 27 had one kill, two assists, one service ace, five digs, and two block assists against NDSU on Dec. 3 on Dec. 4, in the second round match against Creighton, she collected five kills, three assists, and 14 digs had four kills in ten attempts in the Regional Semifinal match against Cal on Dec. 10 also had 11 digs and two blocks in the three-set match.
2009 FRESHMAN SEASON: Played 68 sets in 32 matches on the season ended the year with 1.25 kps, 0.35 dps, 0.34 bps, and 0.15 aps finished sixth on the team in hitting percentage with .208 (85-41-212) and sixth in kills per set had one attack attempt and one dig in her single-set Gopher debut against Kansas State on Aug. 28 tallied seven kills and a .545 hitting percentage (7-1-11), one assist, and two solo blocks against Navy on Sept. 1 played two sets against Georgia Tech and earned two kills in five swings, one assist, one dig, and two blocks aided the three-set victory over Indiana on Nov. 6 by adding four kills and one dig to the team total set a career-high eight kills against Iowa on Nov. 13 played for five kills, three digs, and a season best four blocks against Wisconsin on Nov. 15 tied career best of eight kills and swung to a hitting percentage of .571 (8-0-14) in the five-set match-up against Michigan State on Nov. 21 set a career-high of five assists on Nov. 27 also added her only service ace of the season, seven kills, two digs, and three blocks in that game against Northwestern ended regular season play by again tying her career best of kills at eight and adding one dig and two blocks to the Gopher win against Illinois saw time in all five NCAA Tournament games had four kills and one block assist against Louisville in a first round game on Dec. 4 scored two kills, one assist, and one dig a day later against Tennessee played in one set of the NCAA Regional Semifinal game against Colorado State and tallied four attempts and one dig added three kills, and one assist to the knock-out win against Florida State in the Minneapolis Region Final three-set game played in all three-sets against #2 Texas in the NCAA Final Four game on Dec. 17 in which she went one for two in kills.
CLUB BALL: Competed in the Junior Nationals in 2005, 06, 07 and 08 with the Minnesota Select Maple Grove Club team was also the MVP of the 2008 Prep Volleyball Classic Tournament.
HIGH SCHOOL: Attended St. Michael-Albertville High School named a prepvolleyball.com High School All-American and participated in the Under Armour All-Star match in Omaha last year tabbed as the No. 7 ranked senior in the nation according to prepvolleyball.com as a senior, she was named First-Team All-State, Star Tribune All-Metro and the conference's MVP also helped lead her team to the State Tournament in her senior season in her senior season, she had 541 kills, 126 digs, 56 blocks, 43 service aces finished her career with over 1,000 career kills.
PERSONAL: Born on Nov. 29, 1990 sports management major daughter of Katie Harms and Dana Harms.
Gophers Travel to Ohio State Wednesday
The No. 5 University of Minnesota travels to Columbus, Ohio, to face Ohio State, Wednesday at 7 p.m. CT. The meeting marks the first competition against the two teams this season.
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Gopher Duo Receives Weekly B1G Accolades
Alexis Hart and Samantha Seliger-Swenson received weekly Big Ten Conference awards, announced today by the conference office.